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Yvonne’s: Boston’s new place to be

Downtown Crossing has been waiting… and in perfect timing with the current development boom, Yvonne’s couldn’t have come to light at a more opportune time. One of my favorite spots, Yvonne’s represents what Downtown is and is becoming. Decidedly Boston, a posh urban crowd find themselves enjoying the three distinct but connected spaces within. Being on a side street, off of a pedestrian only walkway, there is no valet and parking isn’t readily available. Yvonne’s a local spot. An urban sanctuary steeped in history. A study in interior design. The lighting reminds me of a collaboration between Tesla X Edison. One day I too will have a bohemian library lounge with red leather Chesterfield couches and tinned ceilings. Yes… one day.

Insider tip: Few know about the Winter Place residences above Yvonne’s. These are some of Boston’s more unique properties – to be featured at a later date.

Where? 2 Winter Pl, Boston, MA 02108 (GPS location and separate entrance through alley at 50 Temple Place)

When? 4:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m., seven days a week.

 


References:

“This is Boston’s most Instagrammable new restaurant. Is it as cool in real life?” Boston.com. Retrieved March 15 2016.

“Yvonne’s is once again the place to be”. Boston Globe. Retrieved March 15 2016.

“Restaurant Review: Yvonne’s in Boston” Boston Magazine. Retrieved March 15 2016.

Drink: Join Boston’s Craft Cocktail Craze

If you’re a cocktail geek (even if you’re not) and want to try something new, head down to Fort Point in the Seaport, venture downstairs from the Italian restaurant Sportello and you’ll find Drink: A subterranean bar with no reservations, drink menus and a staff passionate on bringing you the finest libation creations.

Opened in 2008 by Barbara Lynch, Drink has since won many Best of Boston awards— including Best Cocktail Bar, a category that didn’t exist in Boston before Drink helped jump-start the craft-cocktail craze.

Once you’ve entered, you’re met with an industrial vibe emphasized by wooden beams, exposed brick and tasteful, dim lighting. Drink’s interior was designed by Cheryl and Jeffrey Katz and preserves the  history of what once was a wool warehouse. The bartenders may ask for your current mood or for a few flavor profiles to guide them as they handcraft something delicious.

The wait can sometimes be long but definitely worth it! Drink is a Boston staple for enjoying the art of mixology.

Pro tip: Drink serves a limited number of burgers throughout the night and they’re fantastic.

Where? 348 Congress St, Boston, MA 02210

When? Monday to Sunday: 4pm – 1am. Food served: 4pm – 11:30pm